Lecture: Yasuyo Yamazaki, “Lessons in Sustainability from Japan”
Location: Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 236 (1825 S.W. Broadway)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-725-8576.
Yasuyo Yamazaki is the president of the Sun Based Economy Association. His professional background includes research, surveys, and consultancy on finance and international economic issues. From 1994 to 2002 he was head of the Goldman Sachs Asset Management (formerly Goldman Sachs Investment Trust Management). During his tenure, GSAM became on of the most successful foreign asset manager sin Japan, winning numerous awards in the process.
Mr. Yamazaki has run for the governorship of Tokushima Prefecture, and was a longstanding interest in highway reform. In 2005 he was selected as Minister of Land Infrastructure, and Transportation of the shows cabinet of the Democratic Party of Japan. Mr. Yamazaki holds an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Presented by the Institute for Asian Studies and the Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices at Portland State University. Additional support was provided by the Office of International Affairs, the Center for Japanese Studies, and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation.